• Gun bills advancing in the IA Senate – IFC Update

    March 6, 2016

    Legislative update week 8

    Iowans-

    Forward progress continues in the Iowa Senate. Last week saw the both the Privacy Protection Act and the Hearing Protection Act get passed out of their Senate Judiciary subcommittees. In fact the Hearing Protection Act was passed out of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on an 11-2 vote just one day after passing its subcommittee vote. The Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act, Emergency Powers Act and the ATV Carry Act are each awaiting subcommittee meetings and votes.

    The next legislative funnel date is March 11th. In order to continue the 2016 legislative process these bills must be passed out of committee or else they’re considered dead for the year. Right now the only pro-gun owner bill that’s reached this important threshold is the Hearing Protection Act. Keep pushing folks!

    Remember, the best way to encourage our lawmakers to vote for these bills is to do it face to face. The best way to get in front of them is to go to their legislative forums and other public meetings and speak up. Here’s links to their various events:

    Don’t forget we have our pre-written Advocacy Campaign emails. They’re free, they take less than 60 seconds. There’s no easier way to do your part to help advance the Second Amendment.

    As you’re interacting with your senators don’t lose sight of the fact that anti-gunners are desperate to paint us as hateful, racist, misogynists. That’s why it’s critical that we always take the high road, and deny them any opportunity to throw our cause under the bus.

    Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 10th-12th. We’re partnering with Sure Shot Range, Jerry’s Machine Guns, Tactical Creations and Pearson Guns for a machine gun shoot. The three day shoot will be held in Mount Auburn, Iowa (approximately halfway between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo).

    The shoot is still months away, but make plans to attend today. These types of events don’t happen often here in Iowa!

    More updates to come. Thank you for ongoing support of the Iowa Firearms Coalition!


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • IA Legislative Update – Week 4 – Multiple IFC Victories!

    February 7, 2016

    Legislative update week 4
    Multiple victories!

    Iowans-

    Wow, what a week!

    In the last seven days we’ve seen four pro-gun owner bills sail through committee votes with ease, the introduction of an additional pro-gun owner bill, AND our members played a vital role in saving a college shooting program.

    First thing’s first, here’s a breakdown of the votes that took place Thursday:

    Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act
    House Judiciary Committee
    Passed 17-4Hearing Protection Act
    House Judiciary Committee
    Passed 18-3

    Emergency Protection Act

    House Judiciary Committee
    Passed 17-4ATV Carry Act
    House Natural Resources Committee
    Passed 17-1

    As you can see each of these bills are collecting broad support. Opponents of these bills find themselves in an extreme minority, very encouraging!Also, last week the Privacy Protection Act was also introduced into the House. Late Thursday, the Privacy Protection Act passed a subcommittee vote 2-1, and now awaits a House Judiciary Committee vote. This bill is vital to protecting the personal information of more than a quarter million Iowans.

    As each of these bills progresses through the legislature things get more difficult. This means we need each of and every one of you to help move these bills forward. This means contacting your legislators, meeting them face to face, and getting your friends and family involved.

    Reminder: we’re tracking all updates on all of these bills on our 2016 Iowa Legislative Session page on our website.

    Second Amendment Day
    February 23rd

    Join us on the 23rd for IFC’s Second Amendment Day in the Iowa Capitol. We’ll calling on all Second Amendment advocates in Iowa to gather in the capitol for a show of support for pro-gun owner legislation making their way through the capitol. We’ll be joined by representatives from the National Rifle Association and the American Suppressor Association. The day starts at 8AM, and we expect to see action in the House of Representatives as early as 10AM.

    We’ve been told there’s a fairly decent chance the bills that just passed out of committee will be voted on that day. It’s not guaranteed, but it is a distinct possibility.

    This means you’ll be able to join scores of other gun owners and send a strong message to the Iowa legislature. As an added bonus there’s also a good chance you’ll see pro-gun bills voted on in person.

    Please join us, and bring a your friends!

    Machine Gun Shoot

    While you have your calendar out, mark down June 10th, 11th, and 12th. The Iowa Firearms Coalition is partnering with Jerry’s Machine Guns, Sure Shot Range, and Tactical Creations to put on a three-day machine gun shoot in Mount Auburn, Iowa.


    Victory in Indianola!

    Finally, we’re extremely proud to announce victory for the Simpson College Shooting Club! Gun control advocates recently set their sights on the college’s shooting club calling for the “immediate dissolution” of the club and their coach. They started a petition and collected 187 signatures. The shooting club started their own ‘save the shooting club’ petition and shared with us. In less than 3 days IFC members and supporters collected more than 2,200 signatures!

    Friday the Simpson Board of Trustees met to discuss the shooting club and the anti-gunner’s demands. Not only did the board side with the shooting club, they even made plans to hire a full-time shooting coach. An overwhelming victory for the Simpson Shooting Club. The club’s advisor has asked us relay the club’s sincerest thanks for rallying around their team.

    This is exactly why we fight, and do what we do. So that our fellow Iowans may continue to exercise their individual liberties and their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Well done IFC members!

     
    More updates to come. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Iowa Firearms Coalition!

     


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • Iowa Machine Gun Shoot 2016

    February 7, 2016

    Machine Gun Shoot

     


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.